5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley day trip website .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get slightly colder in Stanley: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 12th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay travel route planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 13th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries

Side Trip

Richmond Gaol
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 14th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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